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The Aliens Are Coming (1980)

An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

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Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
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Joyce Cummings
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Harve Nelson
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Eldon Gates
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Patrolman Strong
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An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

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They Were Alive. They Could Hear Them. They Could Feel Them. But They Could Not See Them...Until It Was Too Late.

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2 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Was meant to be pilot for a TV series never released and thus has unusual plot-holes. See more »

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*** 300 th review *** the nightmare of my childhood (TV)
12 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This review is very symbolic for a lot of reasons:

First, today is my birthday, just as my 200th review was written on the birthday of my most special friend!

Second, after writing having about a unseen movie for my 100th ("Indy 4" still in production at the time) , about a "forbidden" movie for my 200th("Island Fever 4"), now i want to review a movie that i am sure i will NEVER see again!

and the winner (or the loser, it depends!) is ..... this "Aliens are coming".

Why ? because it ranks among the first movie i have seen in my life and i recall very clearly that it frightens me very deeply as a little kid.

Unlike my twin brother (happy birthday to him too!), i had always been very sensitive, impressionable. Thus, a lot of movies has left big fears on me, numerous nightmares, blank nights or cries.

I can quote a lot: here's my black list: "The cat from outer space" (i know, it's a Disney but whatever, for our 1st movie on screen, i got only one urge: going to toilets!); "Empire strikes back" (fever the day after...kuff..kuff..); "Behold the man"; "Fantomas"; "The cage" (with the big Lino Ventura); "Horror of Dracula"; "Invasion of body snatchers (1956)". Have fun psychologist with my neurosis !

But this one is very memorable even if i watched it 1 time 30 years ago: i'm pretty certain that my father taped it then with our Betamax (!) and i had really bad time watching it! I felt very uncomfortable because the character played by Russ Garner really changes his mood when he becomes taken by the aliens. He suddenly turned cold, unaware of his family and i was totally scared by this.

As it's really a bad memory, i don't remember the story, only flashes are left: those aliens are associated with a green light and our dear mister Garner had a device he hid. And in a matter of course, the DAM ! That's the symbol that helped me find the name of this show! My research took a long time, even with IMDb but I finally succeed in identifying it: as soon as i see pictures from it, i said " That's him! I recognize the bastard that haunted my childhood!"...

So, this actor and the entire production must be proud because they have achieved their goals: what better reward for a scary movie than to fright its audience! But it's easy: i was 6 years old ! Today, i really don't know if i would watch it again! Maybe to watch it as an adult would be very funny and it would break those sweet memories forever! I just know that as a father, i would be extremely cautious of what our child would watch if (s)he has a lot of imagination.

I conclude this review with a call to IMDb reviewers: i got another skeleton in my closet but unfortunately i can't name it. I searched for "Space 99", "Twilight Zone", "Martians Chronicles" but it's not that. My memories are those ones: It's science-fiction, maybe in black and white, if not this is very bleak: it happens on a desert planet (the moon?) and there are only 2 astronauts. When it's time to take-off, one of them reveals he is an alien (lizard) and kills the other! Again my phobia of people changing suddenly for the worse! Thanks for reading me and helping me.

Your favorite coward wimp !


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